Corrie exhibition for Belfast would be right up our street
Coronation Street has been on our screens for so long that it now seems more like a reality show than a soap opera. Beginning in December 1960, it has eternal appeal and its many Northern Ireland fans will be delighted to read that an exhibition featuring authentic sets and memorabilia could be on its way to Belfast if it gets planning permission.
The province can now claim its own bit of Corrie history. Enniskillen-born actor Charlie Lawson played hard-drinking Jim McDonald from 1989 until 2000. He has also made frequent guest appearances and is a firm favourite of viewers. He was one of the first Northern Ireland accents to feature in the prime time TV drama.